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HVO Warns Spectators Watching Lava Entering The Ocean

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Credit Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Hawaiian Island authorities are urging the public to keep a safe distance from lava entering the ocean.  Lava from the Pu‘u ‘?‘? vent continues to flow into the water near Kamokuna, and its attracting a lot of visitors.

But scientists with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the new earth can build a fragile platform known as a “lava delta”.  The shelf can break off without warning… sending steam, boiling water and football sized molten rock in all directions.  Janet Babb is a scientist with the Hawai‘i Volcano Observatory. 

Over the weekend… the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater rose as high as 16 feet below the crater floor and splatter could be seen from the lookout at Jaggar museum.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory posts daily updates on lava activity on their website.

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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